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Legacy Fire in Davis County is 75% contained, has scorched 1,466 acres

By Deborah Wilber - | Sep 13, 2021
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A dust devil, caused when heat from the ground surface mixes with the wind, is visible after the Legacy Fire in Davis County. "This was one of the larger ones out of countless others throughout the day," said Davis County Fire Warden Robert Sanders.
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Fire crews perform mop up operations for the Legacy Fire in Davis County.

Interior smoke from controlled burnouts are expected to be visible for the coming week at Legacy Fire in Davis County, fire officials said Monday.

Extinguishing hot spots is necessary for firefighters in mitigating wildfire damage, according to Farmington Fire Chief Guido Smith, as flare ups and heavy smoke can occur with mop up operations.

“We get a brush of 911 calls,” Smith said. “It’s more of a nuisance than a concern.”

According to a tweet by Utah Fire Info, the Legacy Fire was 75% contained as of about 11:10 a.m. Monday. Davis County Fire Warden Robert Sanders said containment remained at 75% Monday evening and will stay at that level until hot spots in the northeast corner of the perimeter are knocked out completely.

“It’s not going anywhere, but it’s going to smoke,” Sanders said.

Both Kaysville and Farmington fire departments have been on scene assisting crews from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands in controlled burnouts. Crews no longer find the fire to be a threat. Smith said crews are now completing the non-glamorous, not-seen-on-TV cleanup associated with wildfires.

Drone footage captured 1,466 acres damaged by the Legacy Fire, according to Sanders.

Statewide wildfire information and updates can be found at Utah Wildfire Info.

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